The city of Omaha will put $35 million toward a new UNMC Cancer Center.
Mayor Jim Suttle joined UNMC officials earlier this week to sign a resolution in support of the $370 million project. The Omaha City Council voted 5-2 to approve a 3 percent tax on cigarettes that’ll fund the city’s share of the project.
Mayor Suttle says the center is an investment in Omaha’s future. "Great cities become great when they invest in themselves. That’s what this project is about, and that’s why the city of Omaha is proudly stepping forward to invest in our future."
The cancer center project includes a research tower, treatment center, and hospital. Douglas County committed $5 million to the project. Another $50 million will come from the state.